Report: Vanderbilt To Hire Stanford Defensive Coordinator Derek Mason As Head Coach

Vanderbilt’s search for the next Commodores head coach is extremely important. James Franklin, who recently left to fill the job at Penn State, took the program to a new level, and Vanderbilt has been competitive in the SEC East for the last few years. It appears that athletic director David Williams has found his guy, Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason:

Interestingly enough, this comes along with reports that they had offered the job to former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton the job:

As a school with incredibly strict academic standards, if there is a school that Vanderbilt can use as a model for football success, it is Stanford. The Cardinal have won at least 11 games in each of the last four seasons, and have four straight BCS bowl berths.


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